SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites into Orbit [VIDEOS]



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SpaceX had a busy early Sunday morning, as its Falcon 9 rocket launched another 60 Starlink Satellites into orbit.

At about 3am PDT/6am EDT, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket into space, with this particular booster B1051 seeing its ninth consecutive launch.

After separating from the second stage, the first stage Falcon 9 proceeded to make its way back to Earth, and successfully landed for the ninth time onto the Of Course I Still Love You droneship.

At 4:09am, SpaceX shared a clip confirming the deployment of 60 Starlink satellites in space, set to make their way to final destinations using onboard ion thrusters.

SpaceX has now sent over 1,300 Starlink satellites into orbit, with some no longer operational; the company is now steps closer to its initial Starlink constellation of 1,440 satellites. Eventually, Starlink has plans to have up to 12,000 satellites in space.

Starlink internet is currently available in beta form in the U.S., Canada and the UK. Recent expansion saw the satellite internet service reach more areas in the UK, while also debut in Germany and New Zealand.

Sunday’s SpaceX launch took place at Launch Complex 39A, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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